Our Alchemists: Award-Winning Strategy Consultants & Coaches
Lois creates a trusting atmosphere in which your team members may begin talking about where they want to go and how to get there. Her warm and direct style is particularly valued by clients looking to become even more exceptional at what they do. And Lois knows what she’s doing: she’s been a masterful facilitator, trained in linguistics, and executive coach for more than 25 years. She’s a woman who has been repeatedly recognized by her peers for her leadership and her success. Among her accolades: finalist for “Outstanding Woman in Business” from the Denver Business Journal in 2005, “Woman Leader of Excellence” in 2002 from the Colorado Women’s Leadership Coalition, “Woman of Achievement” in 2000 from Women in Communications. Lois grew up in Denver and continues to live in the city though she escapes to her beloved mountains, particularly to ski with her family, as often as possible. In the no-snow months you might find her in a yoga studio or exploring other parts of the world.
Janelle Ali-Dinar, PhD
An internationally-recognized expert on organizational culture and performance, change management, team effectiveness, and leadership for the past 20 years, he has carried out projects across industries and sectors on 6 continents. He has also held senior positions at Microsoft, Fujitsu America, and Newmont Mining focused on implementing and sustaining strategic change. Gene has twice been the recipient of the President’s Award from the International Society for Performance Improvement and is the author of Key Result Area Mapping, a strategy implementation methodology.
Lara particularly enjoys working with teams struggling to integrate widely differing points of view. Her 30 years of experience in whole system change and leadership development includes working with large and small organizations on five continents. Her experience has included the design and delivery of leadership development programs, strategic planning, leading business units from cost centers to profit centers and developing successful change initiatives for multi-national companies. Ewing’s clientele has ranged from world-renowned medical centers to consumer electronics and national and international financial services institutions for such companies as Citicorp, American Express and FNMA. Her book, The Art of Connecting, was published by AMACOM (American Management Association).
Fred Grover Jr. M.D. FAAFP, ABIHM, ABAARM
Dr. Grover is a well recognized Board Certified Family Physician (FAAFP) who has been practicing medicine in Denver since 1996. He has additional board certifications in Integrative medicine (ABIHM) and Anti-Aging, Restorative Medicine (ABAARM). He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, and has completed additional Board Certifications in Anti-Aging Medicine, and Integrative Holistic Medicine, giving him the skills for integrating cutting edge modern medicine and complementary (alternative) therapies into patient care. He volunteers his time researching innovative therapies for traumatic brain injury, and is the Principal Investigator in a trial researching the use of Transcranial NIR LED therapy for TBI wounded veterans. Fred leads Alchemy’s physician leadership team teaching mindfulness practices among other techniques in our leadership academy.
Will is a Certified Professional Coach with expertise in working with Financial Services Professionals, CEOs, sales professionals, managers and health care professionals. Will brings his message of personal power and strategies for unlimited possibility through speaking, professional coaching and his talk radio program, Business and Beyond with Will Matthews: Your Personal Connection for Success!
Kriss Wittmann is a master strategic illustrator. Her extensive background in graphic arts, illustration, corporate training and higher education has given her the strong ability to visually capture tangible and abstract concepts that allow groups to “see” their challenges and create a clear path forward. In her strategic illustrations Kriss synthesizes information and provides a visual representation in real time; creating large format maps with concepts and data that are generously immersed with illustrations.
Kriss shows up with an eye and ear for translating information. She is highly responsible, customer value-oriented with an approachable personality and an engaging artistic style. She gives information visual legs that provides a group with a powerful thinking tool. This “big picture” allows participants to quickly see and synthesize complex information while noticing patterns that develop breakthrough thinking.